Positive work culture is essential to a company's success
Many agree that having a healthy and positive work environment makes going to work a lot more enjoyable. So what exactly defines a healthy workplace culture?
It is said that companies have a positive culture when their employees are 100% dedicated to the mission and vision of the company. When a company practices what they preach, the chances that its employees stand behind their core values increases significantly.
Company Core Values & Beliefs
According to RMIT “positive workplace cultures don’t happen by accident. There are certain characteristics deliberately planned and managed by an organization’s leadership.” A positive workplace culture ultimately stems from a company’s core values and beliefs.
Let’s give an example.
At Delta, one of our core values is integrity. During our onboarding and hiring process, we explain how integrity plays a key part in everything we do. Without integrity, there is no trust, and without trust, how would our clients and candidates trust that we can get the job done (they won’t).
There are many aspects that integrity affects; that’s why Delta makes it a priority to incorporate it into our culture.
By sharing company core values and beliefs from the get-go will help steer your company culture in the right direction. Not to mention by sharing your firm’s core values with a potential hire, you’re able to determine if your values align with theirs. This also enables your firm to decide whether this individual would be a good fit for your team.
Promoting a Healthy Work/Life Balance
Ultimately, a healthy work/life balance is necessary to eliminate burnout. Many people experience extreme burnout, causing them to be unproductive in both the workplace and home. Recently, we asked our audience on Linkedin a few questions in regards to the importance of work-life balance.
Check out the results below:
How can your organization help promote a healthy work-life balance for your employees?
- Offer flexible/remote working
- Focus on productivity rather than hours
- Encourage breaks
- Don’t contact employees after work hours or weekends
Effective communication is key and is an intrinsic part of company success. According to Efectio, “the quality of communication can significantly affect the results of work.”
For instance, think of a time when you and a teammate were upset with each other. It’s likely you spent the rest of the day thinking about it, taking away from production. 90% of the time a disagreement or argument came from ineffective communication or lack thereof.
Nothing should be taken personally in the workplace; however, it’s essential you and your teammates communicate with respect. Once someone is disrespected, a work relationship instantly changes, usually not for the better.
In fact, research conducted by the US company Gartner shows that 70% of the company’s mistakes are due to poor communication. That being said, effective communication is essential for healthy and positive work culture and ultimately, the success of the business.
TEAM BUILDING EVENTS
Let’s be real; if your company doesn’t hold team-building events, it’s likely your culture isn’t living up to its full potential. We’re not saying that these events need to be extravagant and costly. We understand that each firm’s budget is vastly different.
However, going out and doing little things such as meeting up at the park or hanging out at the dog beach with your team is a great way to enhance work and personal relationships.
Team building promotes workplace collaboration and the fostering of innovation and creativity. Now, who wouldn’t want that?
Check out some of Delta’s team-building activities we’ve done in the past below:
Opportunities for Professional & Professional Development
Brian Tracy, a motivational public speaker, and self-development author, once stated, “Continuous personal and professional development are the key to your success.”
Organizations with positive company culture can agree! Providing opportunities for employee advancement, learning, promotion, and growth are essential within an organization. When employees are given the opportunity to expand their skill sets, it shows that the company truly cares about investing in their future. In return, this creates a solid and influential work culture.
Most can agree that personal development is just as important as professional development. Listening and supporting your employees in personal development shows that you care about their performance at work as well as their personal goals.
After all, how can one perform effectively and exceed expectations in the workplace if they are struggling with personal goals and development?
In conclusion, a positive work culture will benefit your organization in a multitude of ways. Positive work culture is a key determinate for many people when deciding to join your team and staying in their position.
Why not make it worthwhile to be a part of your team?